School Of Communication

The SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION converges the tools and skills necessary for graduates to succeed in today’s highly fluid global communication, information and media landscape.

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A revolutionary idea in Malaysian higher education, Ad. U is a full-spectrum advertising agency run entirely by mass communication students from Quest International University’s (QIU) Faculty of Social Sciences. The budding agency provides a broad range of marketing communication services for print, broadcast, and social media to businesses across Malaysia. The Ad. U initiative aligns with QIU’s mission to provide experiential learning opportunities to students so they graduate with job-ready skills. After roaring into the spotlight recently with its first project for HOGA Gaharu Tea Valley, the sky is the limit for Ad. U and its cohort of student creatives.
The ‘Green for Ipoh’ event was organised by QIU Communication students under the supervision of QIU faculty members, in partnership with the lpoh old town (Kong Heng square) community and endorsed by the Perak Tourism Board. conceived to combine community action with environment-themed creativity. The event aimed to heighten awareness about the perils of climate change by putting ideas into action through various mass communication platforms.
Me & Earth Day was an ‘Ecotainment’ event in collaboration with Polyware Sdn Bhd. where the main objective was to create awareness on eco-enzyme and this was delivered to participants through instruction in the ways of producing eco enzyme from fruit peels. Besides this, the lake purifying activity, which consisted of pouring eco enzyme into the lake at the Polo Ground, was very meaningful as it was in line with the Perak state government’s mission to sustain Ipoh as the cleanest city in Malaysia.


The Neon Rave & Run was organised to raise fund s for the Kiwanis Club of Bandaraya lpoh’s Down Syndrome Centre.The night’s events began with a 3km-run that was flagged off by QIU’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr.Nicholas Goh.


Two of the country’s foremost media industry leaders, who recently took time out of their busy schedules to share their invaluable industry experience with students from QIU. Leo Burnett Group Malaysia Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tan Kien Eng and Universal Music Malaysia, Singapore & Indochina Managing Director (MD) Kenny Ong were speakers at the inaugural edition of the QIU CEO Series 2019 here recently – a forum to discuss ‘Transformational Changes in the Media Industry & Future Careers’. Tan and Ong were joined by Global Integrated Training Associates CEO Nicholas Goh on the panel of speakers.


The QIU Communication faculty along with the Foundation in Arts programme organised the Social Scientist Series where communication professionals were invited to present on their experiences in various communication related positions. They shared their experiences of the Malaysian media landscape, freedom of speech and journalistic ethics. Students were invited to ask questions and contribute as the talk went along rather than saving enquires to the end which led to a spirited exchange and excellent back and forth dialogue.


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Bachelor of Mass Communication (Journalism)

Recipient of the Dato' Sri Dr Vijay Eswaran Award, QIU Valedictorian 2019

QIU gave me the tools to unlock my latent ability in a broad range of media skills.It is the perfect tertiary education provider for individuals such as myself who seek to excel in their chosen professions.

QIU made an impactful debut at the Immersion, Projects, Appreciation and Tribute (IMPACT) competition by clinching the Best Newcomer University Award. The competition, held at Penang's Universiti Sains Malaysia, also saw Advertising student Kourtney Goh crowned as the 2nd Runner Up in the Feature writing competition. The competition attracted more than a hundred entries from 23 universities from Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

Students from the QIU Debate/Communications Club did the University proud when they clinched podium finishes in three categories at the 2017 National English Olympics (NE017).

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